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OPEN RECORDS PROJECT 
Judicial Watch 

FROM TOM FITTON, 
PRESIDENT JUDICIAL WATCH 

Dear Friend: 
Since 1994, Judicial Watch has blazed historic trail using the courts hold public officials accountable for their actions. The political establishment Washington and around the nation has learned that are dead serious when say that "no one above the law!" 
Judicial Watchs expert investigative and legal staff have become the nations leaders using open records laws expose government corruption and making bureaucrats accountable tax-paying citizens. The careful and assiduous use these statutes have led the discovery vital information matters ranging from Clinton corruption terrorism. 
The American people have profited immeasurably from our expertise our open records work, which includes the use powerful laws such the Freedom Information Act (FOIA). non-profit public interest organization, offer our services matters related public corruption and the publics right know the larger conservative public policy community. encourage you review the material this brochure, and contact may assist you, organizations with whom you are affiliated, using these investigative and legal tools aid the cause transparency government. 
Sincerely, 

Thomas Fitton President  

Judicial 
Watch 

Because one Above the Law! 

HOW CAN THE FREEDOM INFORMATION ACT AND THE PRIVACY ACT HELP YOU? 
UNIQUE EXPERTISE: Judicial Watch the preeminent public interest group specializing government open records research and litigation  promoting integrity government, law and politics, and increasing the publics access information. Since 1994, Judicial Watch has filed over 400 open records requests behalf individual and conservative public policy organization clients, and successfully pursued many these requests federal and state courts. 
ACCOUNTABILITY: The publics participation our democratic process requires access information. Transparency government ensures government officials and politicians cannot hide misconduct. Armed with information, the public can make informed decisions, take informed actions and bring pressure ensure integrity government, law, and politics. Open records requests (often made under the Freedom Information Act) are effective tools for gaining access information held government files. addition federal public records laws, most states have laws governing the publics "right know" well. 
PUBLIC SERVICE: Judicial Watch provides technical, research, and litigation assistance conservative non-profit public interest groups interested obtaining information about government activity who may not have the resources experience pursue necessary information their own. Judicial Watch knows how make these processes work support conservative public policy. 
JUDICIAL WATCH ASSISTS ORGANIZATIONS ALL STEPS THE PROCESS OBTAIN INFORMATION FROM THE GOVERNMENT IN: 
 	
Determining what government agencies have the information you need. 

 	
Defining your requirements and composing your document request strategy. 

 
Making the request. 

 	
Reviewing information and providing analysis government document production. 

 
Handling denials, exemptions and the appeal process. 

 
Your day(s) court. 

 	
Getting the information into the hands the general public and raising media awareness. 

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: 
 	
Open Records Hotline  Answering your technical and procedural questions. 

 
Open Records Handbook  laymans guide, featuring 

Open Records (FOIA) FAQ, request letter templates, contact information, and references. 

 	
Open Records Research Assistance  help you ask the right questions. 

 	
Open Records Legal Assistance  other organization has our experience government open records litigation. 

 	
Open Records Media Assistance  can help you get important information the public and the media. provide insightful legal analysis and public policy commentary. 

 	
Open Records Speakers Bureau  Judicial Watch staff are available speak colleges, law schools, conferences and public interest groups, well civic and business organizations. 

 
Open Records Watch  

 	
Court decisions and legislation impacting citizen access government records and the peoples right know. 

 	
Monitoring public disclosure practices government agencies and administration policies. 

 	
Significant cases and government responses requests for production involving the use the open records laws Judicial Watch and others. 

 	
Exposed "Chinagate" campaign fundraising scandal. Judicial Watch got "the ball rolling" the Chinagate scandal 1995. Chinagate involved the transfer Americas most sensitive technology exchange for millions dollars illegal contributions the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee. 

 
Exposed the grave health risks the RU-486 abortion pill. 

 	
Exposed Clinton White House methods corruptly encourage IRS investigations conservative groups. 

 	
Uncovered Intelligence reports revealing the security risks surrendering the Panama Canal. 

 
Russian spy vessel laser attack Navy officer Jack Daly. 

 	
Insured accurate tally 2000 Florida election ballots certifying President Bushs victory. 

 	
Uncovered reckless endangerment the public the Postal Service during the October 2001 anthrax terror mailings. 

 	
Many important facts about which the American public has right know. 

JUDICIAL WATCH OPEN RECORDS VICTORIES: 

MAY HELP YOU? 
Open Records Coordinator Judicial Watch, Inc. 501 School Street, S.W., 5th Floor Washington,  20024 Tel: 202-646-5172 Fax: 202-646-5199 openrecords@JudicialWatch.org